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Oconee Farmers Market Opens

Twenty-nine vendors offering eggs, goat milk, pies, cakes, meats, boiled peanuts, herbs, landscape plants, fresh greens and more set up booths in front of the courthouse in downtown Watkinsville yesterday for the launch of the 11th season of the Oconee Farmers Market.

The cool but sunny day brought out a good crowd of customers, and several vendors reported doubling their sales from market opening a year ago, according to Market Manager Cindy Pritchard.

“It was a long, cold winter,” Pritchard said. “The customers were excited about getting out and were responsive to what they found at the market.”

“You could not ask for a more perfect day,” she said.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.

Editor’s note: The Athens Farmers Market also opened for the season on Saturday.